We’ve been planning to write a comprehensive seasonal hiking guide to Central (or Eastern?) Europe since ages. We live here, we hike here A LOT! So let’s see the best hikes to do in early spring first.
Last spring we’ve seen the most beautiful wildflower bloom in our lives so far: the crocus blooming in Transylvania’s Apuseni Mountains. The unspoilt landscapes of Apuseni Mountains are special, anyway, but the violet crocus fields made them truly unforgettable.
We knew that the Wild Atlantic Way and its coastal hikes will be a highlight of our Irish road trip. Because we love pretty coastal drives and hikes! What we didn’t expect is that we were spoiled with memorable birdwatching moments on this road trip, as well. In case you doubt birdwatching is an exciting activity, just google for “puffin” or “razorbill”. And in case you’re eager to do some birdwatching in Ireland, we’re sharing the best places we found.
Ireland’s Atlantic coast impressed us with scenic drives and scenic hikes! Those alone would have been enough for us to fall in love with this country. And they were enough for us to love it in spite of the weather that made us scream for a sunny Mediterranean beach sometimes. So let us show you the best coastal hikes we found in Ireland – all with amazing panorama and lots of grazing sheep in front of the beautiful backdrop.
Transylvania is the land of legends. The land of mountains and pine forests, too. Long hikes, unspoilt landscapes, flocks and shepherds. But this time we’d like to show you some adorable short hikes that’ll make you fall in love and tempt for more.
Ireland is also called the Emerald Island due to its lush green countryside. And that is thanks to the frequent rains. But frequent rains mean something else, too: beautiful waterfalls! As we drove around the island, we found lots of pretty waterfalls in addition to the breathtaking coastal hikes, lakes and ancient ruins. So let us show you our favorite waterfalls in both Ireland and Northern Ireland.
The Székely Land is a special part of Transylvania. Though it’s in the heart of Romania, it’s inhabited mainly by the Székelys, a Hungarian-speaking ethnic group. It has its own history, culture and traditions. And it also offers some unique natural beauties that we’d like to show you in this post.
We love the ocean. And we’re passionate hikers. No wonder that we easily fall for amazing coastal trails in any part of the world.
Ireland’s Atlantic coast is breathtaking. It’s wild and unspoilt, dominated by lush green and deep blue colors, impressive sea cliffs, countless seabirds, misty beaches and lovely rural towns. The Ring of Kerry scenic route is one of our favorite sections that offers all of the above. We spent two days exploring it, and we are sharing all you need to know to get the best out of it.